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Training & Education
Established agility club based in
East London has an opportunity for another agility club to take over
the venue and offer training on Monday nights to an existing group
of agility handlers.
Dawn Weaver lead a team to
the 2016 IFCS in The Netherlands and sent us this report.
Report on the hard
fought Great Western League and Starters League finals at Golden Valley
on Sunday, 17th April.
Lintbell's, sponsors of the Agilitynet Winning Out Certificates, has
received a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
Starting a new group of beginners, looking for few competing
handlers to fill your classes or needing a few people to fill a workshop
the details and we will post them for you.
UK Agility has re-issued the rules and
regulations for the 2016 heats by competition along with the heats.
Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there are
many more looking for active homes.
You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using
This is a free to rescue organisations and private individuals!
Events added in the last two weeks.
'The Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find
training courses for me to attend. I have done training courses all over
the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.'
but it's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for
space reasons so we've opted for those that we've received in the last
two weeks. The shows in red are closing this week so hurry hurry if you
want to enter. Schedules can now be downloaded direct from the
Show Diary page.
A Grade Change Form is available via a
link on the front page of iSS
Attention: Show Organisers Click here to input your essential show
details onto the iSS Show Diary.
28th July is the birthday of the
Agilitynet FB group which was set up six years ago.
Thank you to everyone for sticking with us through
the more turbulent times, and helping to make this
group such a success. Whatever your role, whether
you comment, react or just read, you are a valuable
part of our community and we appreciate your
Group hug! Jill,
Raine, Christine, Ellen & Annie
15,674 members to date.
Hot TipsNow that the good weather
has arrived, we thought we would like to share some
good advice from the nice people at Little Revel End©
to keep your dog as happy in the sun as their
- Walk early or late in the day,
keeping to the shade where possible.
walking on pavements. They absorb heat and can burn your dog’s feet.
Walk on the grass instead.
- Don’t forget to carry water with
you or walk near a natural water source.
- Cool coats and cooling mats are
useful for dogs that over heat easily or are outside in the warmest
part of the day.
Paddling pools and fans are a great
way of keeping your dog cool at home, and providing them with
amusement when it is too hot for a walk!
- Keep your dog fit! Dogs that are
overweight or unfit will find the heat much more difficult.
- Long and wire-haired dogs may
benefit from grooming to keep them cool.
Make an ice lolly for your dog!
Freeze a tub of water and add your dogs favourite treats, chews and
toys in it! You can also freeze toys such as Kongs for your dog -
and it keeps them busy, too!
Jean Tuck's Shetland Sheepdog
Japaro Cool Jazz at Craygill) has made history by
becoming the first dog of any breed to be awarded
the new Platinum Agility Warrant. Sadly there is no
happy ending to this story.
Agility Champ Dogs
Jenny Lambert with Wizz and Monica Kerr with Kayla
who achieved Ag.Ch. status this past weekend.
Pink Flower Sunday,
in honour of Tracy Flower who
fought bravely but lost her battle against stomach cancer on 18th
July, was a great success around the country.
Tracy's funeral will be on 3rd August at 2pm
at St. Albans Woodland Burial Trust, Church Road, Keysoe, Bedford MK44 2JP.
Giving page for Macmillan Caner has been set up in her memory, as per
Pic of the Week
Veronica Hill and Spy, worthy Knock Out winners
at DogFest 2016.
There's an extra 'fun run' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just
the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the
Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it!
We catch up with heats 3-5 at
Worcester Premier Show. Dogs Unleashed and Just Dogs Live.
Starting in July 2016, there will be a new national jumping competition
called LOW 550 for handlers wishing to compete in a prestigious
qualifier at the same height as the Lower Height Option at Kennel Club
Agility tests, sponsored by the SMART
4th Height Jumping Cup
Results from the heat at Dog Vegas at the end of May.
The Crystal Vision Large Agility competition will run along side the
Adams Jumping Cup.
Animal Health Co Classic
The first two heats of the
Animal Health Company Classic took place at The WBSDS show and Hatton
the competition is the Westcotts Water Jump, which again created a
splash or two.
Insurance Grand Prix
The first 2016 Agria heat took place at the Hatton Agility Festival.
After being runner-up in
the same class in 2015, Julia MacLean nailed it this year!
Brillo International Bounce
Brillo International Bounce Final will use jumps set at 450mm for Medium
dogs and 350mm for Small dogs.
Agria Pet Insurance will be providing the winner from each category a
£400 voucher towards a ‘dog friendly’ break!
Jumping Grand Prix
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but
the winners of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that
and more in front of a huge audience.
The first Adams Derby was set up
in 2001 by Chris and Sandra Adams. Over the years, they have added a
Jumping Cup, Laser Pairs, Anysize Jumping and Junior Agility qualifiers
to their repertoire.
Chatsworth Country Fair has
played host to Agility for more than 21 years and introduced the Land
Rover Jump & Drive, a unique competition never seen in Agility
Agility at Chatsworth
Change for the Better
If you could change just one
thing about agility, what would it be? Or is it perfect the way it
Peter Lewis, one of the founding
fathers of agility, relates what really happened behind the scenes
at the first ever agility demonstration. Essential reading for anyone who loves
The Bracco Italiano and Agility
The Bracco Italiano is a
noble and ancient hunt, point, retrieve hound rarely seen in the
agility ring... until now. Anne Brierley loves running her three and
proved that they can work well despite distractions.
Fred Welham Interview
Another chance to read John
Leslie's article remembering Fred Welham, the
man who made the first set of agility equipment out of some
wooden pallets, a door and some tunnel air vent piping for the very
first 'dog jumping' demonstration at Crufts 1978.
The caravan is one of the most expensive purchases in agility
competitor's life. Dave Camble of Caravan Diagnostics, argues it's
worth the extra money to do regular checks to ensure comfort
and reliability, keep up the re-sale value and guarantee the safety
of you and your dogs.
Talented Golden Retriever
Google may have been a star of stage and screen and the classroom,
but he was a unenthusiastic agility dog until, at least, he moved to
the Lake District and found his mojo.
Agility Therapy Autism
Blair Cochrane has created a very
special therapy programme, combining his two passions - his love of
dog agility with his day job of helping autistic children.
How can we help you find that elusive item you've been
desperately seeking? Try a free 'want' ad. If you don't
ask, you might not get.
The Kennel Club is looking for someone
manage the running of the Agility Stakes Finals on site at the London
International Horse Show at Olympia. The deadline for applications is 1st
KC Agility Council Reps
sn't it time that you contacted your area rep and
let them know what you think about the issues facing agility today?
They want to hear your opinions.
Newly qualified KC and UKA judges, please put your name forward for
the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year
and it is a great way to get on the radar.
Last 10 judges to join or update their entries:-
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SENIOR AGILITY LEAGUE
f you are 55 or over, you are
eligible to take part in the 2016 Senior Agility League. It's all a bit
Results of the 2015
SAL are now available. Congratulations to Jacky Orriss and the
talented Oh Ted! for winning the overall title for the third year.
What an amazing partnership.
Looking for some ideas for practicing in the garden or training at Club.
D’Ulivo-Rogers reviews Helen Anderson's new book which is chocked full of more
than 250 suggestions for agility exercises and full size ring course plans .
Adventures of Two Poodles & a Mouse
Gill Pipe reviews the
delightful Adventures of Two Poodles and a Mouse. It's is a
perfect gift for kids of all ages, not just poodle lovers. Based on
two agility dogs and their little friend, it was written by an
agility widower Wilfred (aka Derek) Cheek.
Recurve Sports Collar
Top competitor Lucy
Osborne reviews this new collar designed by a vet and top agility competitor in
Australia, specifically for performance dogs.
Tait kindly reviewed the iFetch automatic ball launcher for
Agilitynet with the help of
her dogs Alfie and Poppy. What fun they had!
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and
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